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Category Archives: Homeowners Insurance

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Flood Insurance: Do You Have it, Do You Need it and Are You Covered?

By Celeste Law Firm |

Despite all the rain and the risk of hurricanes, many Floridians don’t give much thought to flooding. At least in South Florida, flooding absent a tropical storm is not common, and scenes of streets underwater and cars flooding are not frequent occurrences here. That means that flood insurance is not the first thing on… Read More »

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Be Careful When Signing Assignments of Benefits

By Celeste Law Firm |

An assignment of contractual rights arises when one party hands over or transfers contractual rights to receive or to do something to another party. For example, if someone owes me $100 and I assign my rights in the contract to you, the paying party will have to pay you my $100. Assignments in Homeowner’s… Read More »

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Does it Pay to Shop For Better Homeowner’s Insurance Rates?

By Celeste Law Firm |

Many people take whatever homeowner’s policy is available to them, and don’t give much thought to cost. It’s not that they don’t care what they pay—surely they do—but many just don’t think that price shopping will do any good, because all homeowner’s insurance premium prices are about the same. But, in fact, the high… Read More »

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Things to Know Before a Homeowner’s Insurance Adjuster Comes to Your Home

By Celeste Law Firm |

If you’ve had damage or loss to your home for any reason, your first step is usually to call your insurance company. When you do, an insurance adjuster may come to your home to look at and assess the damage. This may seem like a relief—the insurance company is acting quickly and you’re well… Read More »

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Landslide Exclusions to Coverage

By Celeste Law Firm |

When it comes to homeowners insurance, unfortunately there are many exclusions to coverage. One of these that can affect particularly wet, subtropical areas is the exclusion to landslides and mudslides. If your home has suffered damage due to a landslide, mudslide, or any shift in the earth, you need to get in contact with… Read More »

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Condominium vs. House Insurance

By Celeste Law Firm |

High Prevalence of Condos in South Florida Florida has the highest number of residents who live in Community Associations, which include homeowners’ associations, condominium communities, and cooperatives, according to the 2016 Community Association Fact Book. In fact, 9.7 million Floridians live in these types of communities. Condo sales have been up in South Florida,… Read More »

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Was Your Intentional Loss Not Covered?

By Celeste Law Firm |

Typically, an intentional act to cause damage is not covered under a homeowners’ insurance policy. As such, insurance companies sometimes do all that they can to prove that an accident was no accident, and that the homeowner or the other co-insured intentionally damaged the property. For example, arson is not covered under a homeowner’s… Read More »

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Chipped Tile Claim

By Celeste Law Firm |

Chipped tile is one of many types of property damage that can cause devalued property or additional home damage if not treated. For example, damaged tile in a bathroom can lead to mold and rot if not fixed and replaced by a professional contractor. Whether your tile floor was damaged due to normal wear… Read More »

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Insurance Claim Issues with Airbnb

By Celeste Law Firm |

Hosting travelers and vacationers in your home through Airbnb is a great way to make some extra money and meet new people. Maybe your primary goal is just to earn enough to afford the home makeover that was necessary to rent your place out, or Airbnb has become your primary source of revenue. However,… Read More »

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Citizens Insurance Wants More Control over Who Manages Repairs to Your Property

By Celeste Law Firm |

If you have damage to your home that is covered by your homeowners’ policy, you may think that your troubles are over. After all, the insurance company agreed to pay a reasonable sum for whatever damage was caused by your house. But you may find that the insurance company’s agreement to cover your damages… Read More »

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